Professor Dame Wendy Hall gave a talk entitled “Towards a Smarter Web” as part of the “Celebrating Science” series of lectures at the NPL (National Physical Laboratory). The NPL is the National Measurement Institute for the UK, developing measurement standards and techniques for all areas of business, science and technology.
An interview with Professor Nigel Shadbolt, adviser to the government on the Open Data initiative, on the launch of the Midata scheme, which will allow consumers to have access to personal data held by a range of private sector organisations. 26 companies, including a number of household names such as Google, MasterCard and British Gas, have already signed up to the scheme.
Research paper by Pattanaphanchai J., O’Hara K. and Hall W. on a new method for the evaluation of the trustworthiness of Web content which uses Semantic Web technologies. It will be presented at the International Semantic Web Conference from the 23rd to the 27th of October in Bonn, Germany.
Research paper by Igor O. Popov, M. C. Schraefel, Wendy Hall and Nigel R. Shadbolt on a new tool for exploring and displaying graph based data sets. It will be presented at the International Semantic Web Conference from the 23rd to the 27th of October in Bonn, Germany.
Professor Shadbolt comments on Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude’s plans for changing the rules regarding Freedom of Information requests.
Research paper in MobileHealth on a new and innovative electronic memory aid by Dirk de Jager, Alex L. Wood, Geoff V. Merrett, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi, Kieron OHara, Nigel R. Shadbolt and Wendy Hall.
The paper describes a system which reminds people with memory problems of details and memories of their surroundings in real time. The system is called DejaView and has 3 components: a wearable sensing device, a mobile phone and an Internet service. The wearable sensing device will allow a full day’s operation on a single charge and will also recognise faces and and display the peoples’ names on the mobile phone.
Nigel Shadbolt on open data in government and business, writing in Google’s Think Quarterly magazine
Research paper on Distributed Human Computation (DHC) by Yang Yang, Priyanka Singh, Jiadi Yao, Ching-man Au Yeung, Amir Zareian, Xiaowei Wang, Zhonglun Cai, Manuel Salvadores, Nicholas Gibbins, Wendy Hall, and Nigel Shadbolt
Research paper by Manuel Salvadores, Gianluca Correndo, Steve Harris, Nick Gibbins, and Nigel Shadbolt
Research paper on the challenges of the design of Linked Data browsers by M. C. Schraefel, Daniel A. Smith, Igor O. Popov, Max Van Kleek and Nigel Shadbolt